Writing

I am currently writing in the fields of Popular Culture, Comparative Literature, and American Studies, specifically the representation of the American West. I am also developing projects about Mexican comics. Prior to 2015 I worked primarily in Latin American literature. If I can assist you with getting copies of my short form (articles) scholarship please let me know by emailing me at conway (at) uta (dot) edu

RECENT NEWS (January 2023): My article on two twenty-first century sequels to Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has been published by The Mark Twain Annual: “The American West and the Redemption of Huckleberry Finn in Phong Nguyen’s The Adventures of Joe Harper and Robert Coover’s Huck Out West.” I am proud of my collaboration with Marek Paryz of the University of Warsaw and David Rio of the University of the Basque Country on The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, which has just been published by Brill. For this volume, besides coauthoring the introduction, I ventured into the topic of Magical Realism and contemporary fiction for a chapter titled “Magical Realism, Postcolonialism, and the Western in Téa Obreht’s Inland.” If you’re interested in Obreht’s Inland and Magical Realism in general, take a look. My Spanish language book chapter titled “Cómo leer un wéstern popular:  Fitz Roy el pequeño cow-boy y el cuaderno de aventuras español de la Edad de Plata (1898-1936),” is soon to appear in print, in the book La expansión y revisión de un mito: el Oeste norteamericano en la literatura española, edited by David Rio. Westerns have been hugely popular in Spanish comics, fiction, and film, and I’m excited to be a part of the team of scholars featured in this volume. My chapter focuses on critical frames for reading early twentieth-century Spanish dime novels. I’ve begun to develop a project on Mexican comics and the Holocaust while I continue to work on the American West in US fiction.

BOOKS

Heroes of the Borderlands: The Western in Mexican Film, Comics, and Music (University of New Mexico Press, December of 2019). More information: Fronteras Newsletter  interview  with me about Heroes of the Borderlands; you can also listen to two Six-Gun Justice Podcast Interviews about Heroes of the Borderlands: Click here for Part 1 (episode 200) and here for Part 2 (201) Click here.

The Comic Book Western: New Perspectives on a Global Genre, edited by Christopher Conway and Antoinette Sol (University of Nebraska Press, 2022). More information: Six-Gun Justice Podcast Interview about The Comic Book Western, Click here. Discount information: save 40% on this book and any Nebraska title with code 6AS22 when you shop at nebraskapress.unl.edu In the United States or Canada please order online at nebraskapress.unl.edu or call our distributor Longleaf Services at 1-800-848-6224. If ordering outside of North America, a 30% discount can still be obtained. Please call Combined Academic Publishers in the United Kingdom at +44 (0) 1423 526350 and use the discount code CSFS2022.

The Western in the Global Literary Imagination (2022), edited by Christopher Conway, Marek Paryz, and David Río (Brill Publishing, 2022).

Nineteenth-Century Spanish America: A Cultural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015).

The U.S.-Mexican War: A Binational Reader (Hackett Publishing, 2010). Edited by Christopher Conway, with translations by Gustavo Pellón

Peruvian Traditions by Ricardo Palma (Oxford University Press, 2003). Edited by Christopher Conway, translated by Helen Lane.

The Cult of Bolívar in Latin American Literature (University Press of Florida, 2004)

Bakhtin and the Nation (Bucknell University Press, 2000), Edited by San Diego Bakhtin Circle (Donald Wesling, Rhett Gambol, Laura Ruberto, Susan Kalter, Barry Brown, Christopher Conway).

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS AND ARTICLES

[Book Chapter] “Cómo leer un wéstern popular:  Fitz Roy el pequeño cow-boy y el cuaderno de aventuras español de la Edad de Plata (1898-1936).” La expansión y revisión de un mito: el Oeste norteamericano en la literatura española, edited by David Rio, Iberoamericana/Vervuert, Forthcoming.

[Journal Article]“The American West and the Redemption of Huckleberry Finn in Phong Nguyen’s The Adventures of Joe Harper and Robert Coover’s Huck Out West.” Mark Twain Annual, vol. 20, 2022, 115-129.

[Book Chapter] “Magical Realism, Postcolonialism, and the Western in Téa Obreht’s Inland” in The Western in the Global Literary Imagination, edited by Christopher Conway, Marek Paryz, and David Río.

[Book Chapter] “The Mexican Chili Western and Crisis Masculinity” in The Lost Cinema of Mexico, edited by Brian Price and Olivia Cosentino (University Press of Florida, 2022).

[Journal Article] “White Subjectivity and Black Nationalism in José Muñoz and Carlos Sampayo’s Alack Sinner Comic “Vietblues” (1975).” Studies in Latin American Popular Culture, vol. 39, 2021, p. 151-163. Project MUSE muse.jhu.edu/article/793648.

[Book Chapter] Once Upon a Time on the Border: Immigration and Comic Book Westerns in Mexico.”  Immigrants and Comics: Graphic Spaces of Remembrance, Transaction, and Mimesis. Ed. Nhora Lucía Serrano, London: Routledge, 2021.

[Journal Article] “Captives on the Frontier: Perla Suez and the Cultural Geneaologies of the Argentinian Western.” Western American Literature, Vol. 54, No. 2, Summer 2019.

[Book Chapter] “Cómics y globalización en el mundo hispánico: una reflexión metodológica.” Dimensiones del latinoamericanismo, edited by Mabel Moraña. Madrid: Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2018.

[Book Chapter] “The Mexican Charro: A Critical Introduction.” Modern Mexican Culture: Critical Foundations. Ed. Stuart Day. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2017.

[Book Chapter] “Sister at War: Mexican Women’s Poetry and the U.S. Mexican War.” Mexico in Verse: A History of Music, Rhyme, and Power. Eds. Stephen Neufeld and Michael Matthews. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2015. 33-54.

[Journal Article]Gender Iconoclasm and Aesthetics in Esteban Echeverría’s La cautiva and the Captivity Paintings of Juan Manuel Blanes.” Decimonónica 12.1 (2015). 116-133.

[Journal Article] Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir’s Countersong to Walt Whitman. Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 15.4 (1998): 161-171.

SELECTED SHORT FORM

[Magazine Column] “Westerns Around the World: The Enduring Power of an American Myth” (UT Arlington Magazine, 2021)

[Book Review] Ride the Frontier: Exploring the Myth of the American West on Screen by Flavia Brizio-Skov. Italica (Vol. 98, Issue 2) , Summer 2021, pp. 459-460.

[Book Review] “The Historical and Cultural Politics of the American Western: A Review Essay.” New Mexico Historical Review, Vol. 96, No. 3, Summer 2021, pp 367-370.

[Book Review] Art and Advertising in Buffalo Bill’s Wild West by Michelle Delaney, University of Oklahoma Press, 2019. AC Review of Books, Vol. 1, No. 2. Entire issue PDF.

[Newsletter Article] Bullets, Action, Death! Marketing The Magnificent Seven (1960) in Mexico (Fronteras: The Online Newsletter for the Center of Greater Southwestern Studies at UT Arlington, Spring 2020)